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Caernarfon Town to host event with boxing star Tony Bellew next year

Caernarfon Town to host event with boxing star Tony Bellew next year

Usyk is like a flawless boxer, so I hope Bellew is working on his counter punching as well, because that's the way to knock him out.

Usyk, who holds the IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO belts, boasts a flawless 15-0 record, last defeating Murat Gassiev by unanimous decision in Moscow in July.

The semi-final was close, but the final was far from it. WBA and IBF title-holder Murat Gassiev was utterly outclassed in all 12 rounds earlier this year. So, Tony is yet to step in the ring with any monsters, whereas Usyk has.

I fought Audley Harrison who was an Olympic gold medallist, he was a southpaw, so I brought in Tony Thompson a very experienced heavyweight campaigner who had given Vladimir Klitschko and David Price nightmares.

Bellew (30-2-1, 19 KOs), 35, has returned to cruiserweight after a brief reign as WBC titleholder in 2016, after which he stepped up to heavyweight to twice stop English rival and former WBA world heavyweight champion David Haye.

Then came the pair of stoppage wins over Haye. Haye fought his heart out, but was eventually pulled out in the 11. Tony has excelled in the underdog role on several occasions before this fight and it makes no difference to him whatsoever what people think his chances are.




But while Sky have reminded us a countless amount of times that writing Bellew off will be at your own peril, it is that slogan that really reminds us just how deep Bellew is in with the Ukrainian.

Bellew is fighting at the scene of Hatton's greatest night in 2005 as "The Hitman" upset the odds to defeat Kostya Tszyu, another pound-for-pound great, who was considered the finest super-lightweight on the planet.

"But, the thing with boxing, from like middleweight up, it takes one punch". We will all see what happens on Saturday.

Fighting on the road will not faze a man who has already dethroned three world champions in their backyards - Krzysztof Glowacki in Poland, Briedis in Latvia and Gassiev in Russian Federation. Usyk will use his excellent mobility when needed, while his output will once again raise eyebrows.

In Usyk, Bellew is facing an undefeated fighter who has added to his tremendous amateur success by essentially cleaning out the cruiserweight division.


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